Those who are eligible will be able to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of their average trading profits up to a maximum of £7,500 (equivalent to three months’ profits), paid in a single instalment.
HMRC is also inviting you (or your agent) to check your eligibility for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. Check your eligibility here.
In order to receive quick confirmation from the eligibility checker, individuals should:
Once the online check is complete, eligible customers will be given a date when they can submit their claim.
The claims service will open on 13th May 2020 (ahead of the original timescale). This will help millions of self-employed people, covering a wide range of industries and jobs, whose livelihoods have been adversely affected by the coronavirus.
The claims process will be very simple, and those eligible will have the money paid into their bank account by 25th May, or within six working days of completing a claim.
Individuals are eligible if their business has been adversely affected by coronavirus, they traded in the tax year 2019 to 2020, intend to continue trading, and they:
HMRC is using information that customers have provided in their 2018 to 2019 tax return – and returns for 2016 to 2017 and 2017 to 2018 where needed – to determine their eligibility and is contacting customers who may be eligible via email, text message or letter.
For further information about the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, visit GOV.uk.
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